One time I was playing Infinity Blade 2 and there was an enemy called Exopilot, I thought it sounded so cool and I added xX and Xx at the sides of Exopilot. Then I threw in 65 before Xx the 95 after that.
My name? Oh, this is gonna be a looooong story, especially since I'm typing on my phone. It comes from my name back on Gallifrey. How it works is that the name is formed by adding "dalekslayer" to a multiple of 6. Therefore, I am the (96/6=36) 36th dalekslayer
The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
The origin of my name and why I chose it, the "Xael' was a derivative of the word zealot which is what I'm the opposite of and I just like the diphthong "-ae". The "phorious" part of my name came from the word "porous" which represented the fact that I have many holes in my memory, and still do today, I was afflicted with minor amnesia when I was younger, it didn't affect me as much as you'd think, though.
Back in my younger days, i was going to use my usual username, my initials and birth date, then the website said i wasn't allowed to. so i looked up a random work in the dictionary, got myopic, that was taken so i made it be myopic, later becoming deathlordmiopic in some cases. Myopic, or for me miopic means short sighted, literally and mentally, and my friends think this is fitting for me, great friends right? anyways the name has just grown on me, i am DLM or mio to almost everybody i meet on the internet, fun fact i met somebody who works as a ceo for the mio company in minecraft. (mio water flavoring) He though my name was based off their company.
My IGN is due to when the giftcode system for minecraft first started my father tried to use it and ended up buying the game on his account but the name stuck and I didn't care much, I mean I had just gotten minecraft.
I guess for me my name would have appeared from a book called InkHeart. In the book, there was a dude named Mortimer. He basically could read things to life. It instantly stuck. I changed it to Mortimore, for reasons I still don't know. 316 showed up because it is the first part of my original password. (And no, the password is NOT the same. It's much cooler now :3). I also commonly go by Mort.
Edit: I am also commonly called Cyrus Baenou. This isn't my actual name. This actually a fake name I used for a forum thread where I had to make a character type thing. Originally, it was Banou, but it sounded closely like "Banow" so I changed it to Baenou to sound like "Baneoo".
I generally have two names. Nyamco, and DarkMeow159.
There was this wiki or something where you could make you own Pokemon, and being the unoriginal person that I am, I made a Pokemon called the DarkMeow. Unfortunately, DarkMeow was usually taken on forums and such, so I needed a number at the end. My dad used to constantly use the number 159 for some reason, so I decided to add that to my name.
I started using Nyamco in my Pokemon games because I couldn't use DarkMeow due to the 7 character limit for the name. So I decided to use Nyamco. Nyamco comes from an arcade game called Mappy, Nyamco was one of the enemies in the game. The enemy's name was only Nyamco in the japanese version of the game. I thought that should've been its name though. I thought the name and the game were cool enough to start calling myself that.
My name came from a nickname, my brother gave me. He gives me many nicknames, but only Caruso stuck. I can actually remember the spot I was standing when I got it, and what the sky looked like. It was at the beach, near the corner of a condo, and the sky was dark, but still had light to it. The 09 part originated from my age at the time of creating account for many games, but prior to that, I it was Caruso07.
Nowadays, I use the name nkdcaruso occasionally, which originated from an XBox Live account I created, but I had two of them, so Caruso09 was taken, so I put in Caruso, but for some odd reason, it added nkd to the front, so for my steam account primarily I go under nkdcaruso, but Caruso09 is still my true identity.
When i was younger i used to be bullied allot. people use to call me nobody and when i would talk they would say who are you? so when i started to play runescape i felt like a nobody. then i typed "Who" it was taken...my locker at the time had some 8s and 5s in it so who885 was born.
I've been Kilyle since about the time I first got online, the same time I tried to be some variation of Prince Kheldar aka "Silk" from the David Eddings Belgariad series, and found to my shock that the word "Silk" was already in high usage by the internet. So was "Kheldar" and any variation I could think of. It was at that point that I realized that I would be stuck being a knock-off version of what someone else had already claimed, unless I could come up with a person nobody had yet claimed. And I wasn't about to let my uniqueness get merged into the great mass of people who came before me.
Enter obscure Star Trek novels, and t'Cael Zaniidor Kilyle, my favorite Rihannsu (Romulan) character of all time. In the couple of decades I've been using this identity, I've only run into conflicts a couple times. I love the feeling of being a specific name, instead of a name-plus-numbers monstrosity or a weird phrase or half-sentence. I've signed up for just about everything using this identity (my bank obviously excluded; two of the conflicts I've run into were on Deviant Art and Steam, so either I signed up for an account years ago and couldn't remember enough to get it back, or someone else got Kilyle there). Remembering my username is never a problem for me. Sometimes I run across a site I have vague memories of, and wonder if I made an account or not, so I just try to log in and usually hah! it's still got my data
The only problem I've had with "Kilyle" is that people can't seem to pronounce it. Lots of people call me Kyle or Kylie (so much so that I took the name Arkylie for a couple places where I wanted to use an original name). The way I try to explain it is: you know the middle vowel sound of "kit" or "kill," that "ih" sound? So it's "kih" plus "Lyle," "kih-lyle," or if you pronounce Lyle as two syllables, "kih-lie-ul"... or, say, "kill-aisle" if the emphasis is on the second syllable, not the first. (And my name isn't in any way based on the word "kill.")
...the other neat thing about having a solid, one-for-all online identity is that I'm the type of person who doesn't want to be a jerk even online, and I have a good reputation most places I have developed any reputation at all. I keep my Facebook separate for reasons of general privacy (one of the reasons I've been annoyed by the attempt to integrate YouTube and GMail and its trying to get me to use my real name: I don't want a running list of YouTube videos I watch showing up on Facebook, or someone annoyed by my comments on a controversial video being able to track my real name back to leave bad comments for my friends and family)... I would've used Kilyle on Facebook too, but it seems more useful to have my real name and picture there.
I do love seeing creative names online. Some names I get used to seeing next to intelligent/thoughtful comments on fora, which is great. And I've even used "has a creative name" as a criteria for which characters I buy things from on World of Warcraft's auction house (bypassing stupid names even if it means paying a little more), or which stores I shop at on Kingdom of Loathing.
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My YouTube channel is currently on hiatus, but I hope to get back to it at some point. Content is fairly random, but can be enjoyable, and is mostly game footage (mostly random Minecraft clips) from my nephews and me. Most popular MC vid so far is the one Vechs laughed at on Twitter!
My username came from a surreal, spontaneous joke I made back in middle school. I think it's a bit much to assume that everyone has some deep meaning and backstory to their username, or that they define us.
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"I-I didn't know you could do that!"
"I could write a BOOK about what you don't know!" ~Skeletor
I tend to stick to three main names in most games I play, and if not then there is a close variant to it. A friend recognised me through a game I had just joined simply by scrolling by and noticing it. Lo and behold, it was actually me.
Black0Thorne stems from BlackRoses that I used for the longest time. Before that was DecemberAlesana. Truth be told, the December name was a boyfriend's birth month and our favorite band at that time. It's remembered with fondness so I still use it.
Otherwise, there is no great story. Most of my names are similar to those three and I'm pretty easily recognised because of it!
WyndeStalker aka Wynde, has been one of my names for about, give or take, 20 years now. It originated back in my days of playing D&D in which my first character was a rogue, which stalks its prey as silent and unnoticed as the wind.....it was corny but hey it worked.
Well one day when I first started my gaming "life" if you'd like to call it that. I found an online game called habbo, I'm some of you have heard of it. Anyways I was thinking of names, racking my brain and bart900 just popped into my head so that's how I got stuck with this name. But I do wish to change it to something that goes with archery like hawk eye.
The "Lion" part in my username is because it's what my name translates to in Latin. But my mom used to say to me: "You are not a lion, you are a lazy cat." So I use the username "NotALion" more than I use my original "lion9000". (the 9000 is because on Maplestory when I played it, I was looking for a username that finishes in a number, and I ended up choosing 9000 randomly.)
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Sorry for my English not being perfect, I'm Brazilian.
Mine is devised of off of my YouTube name, BlazemenGaming, which comes from my like of Blazes. Blaze is from Blazemen, the underscore is a space, and GM is from gaming. My forum name is because someone hacked my account, and the mods won't change it for me.